Arsenal Narrow Gap to Liverpool at the Top with 2-1 Victory Over Nottingham Forest

In May, Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal for Forest sealed their survival and dealt Arsenal a blow as Manchester City clinched the title with a late surge. Fast forward to a cold night by the Trent, where Arsenal faced Nottingham Forest with their title aspirations not hanging in the balance but still eager for victory ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Manager Mikel Arteta, his squad, and the traveling supporters erupted in jubilation at the final whistle after a tense five minutes of stoppage time. What seemed like a routine win turned nerve-wracking when Awoniyi netted late for Forest.

The match wasn’t without its moments of anxiety, particularly in the first half when Arsenal appeared lethargic and uninspired. Forest’s defensive approach forced Arsenal into a sluggish rhythm, lacking the urgency and creativity needed to break through.

The Gunners’ passing was labored, their attacks lacking bite. While Arsenal may argue they were displaying composure, the truth was they needed to step up. Despite Forest not posing a significant threat until the closing stages, Arsenal found themselves on the back foot, needing to awaken from their slumber to secure the victory their season demanded.

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